SNL Kagan Cable MSO Summit to be Held in New York City on November 18

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More than two dozen multichannel executives, financiers and technology providers will share their insights on industry trends, metrics and how to prepare for future challenges.

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With the turbulence of retransmission so much in the forefront recently, as well as new initiatives to monetize inventory, we are looking forward to a very active conference

Surviving and thriving in a competitive multichannel landscape will be the focus of this year’s SNL Kagan Cable MSO Summit, to be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Sentry Center Midtown East, New York City.

Produced by the SNL Center for Financial Education, the Summit will bring together top multichannel executives, investors and technology providers to discuss key trends and the strategies for meeting the unprecedented challenges facing cable MSOs.

Among the more than two dozen speakers and panelists are: NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow, who will open the conference with a Q&A session moderated by SNL Kagan Senior Analyst Robin Flynn covering such topics as the outlook for more regulatory oversight in retransmission negotiations disputes and the latest in the Title II debate; FCC Media Bureau Chief William Lake, who will offer the FCC’s outlook for the future and its role in such matters as refereeing retrans and other topics affecting cable in the year ahead; and Sean Riley, Fox Networks Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, who will add interesting perspective on carriage agreements given recent high-profile renewals with multichannel operators and upcoming contract negotiations for many Fox networks.
Panel discussions will include:

  •     Ranking risk and opportunities for cable MSOs
  •     Cable deals and valuations
  •     The changing economics of basic cable and regional sports networks
  •     Tapping new advertising models

“With the turbulence of retransmission so much in the forefront recently, as well as new initiatives to monetize inventory, we are looking forward to a very active conference,” said Greg Gartland, Managing Director of the SNL Center for Financial Education. “It will make an extraordinary opportunity for networking and enlightening discussions.”

The Sentry Center Midtown East is located at 730 Third Avenue in New York City. To register, or for more information, please visit or call +1.434.951.7786. Registration for the event is $995 and includes all conference materials, plus continental breakfast, buffet lunch, refreshment breaks and cocktail reception. Discounts are available for groups of three or more.

Speakers and Panelists (additional speakers to be confirmed):
Derek Baine, Senior Analyst and Associate Director, SNL Kagan
Patrick Baldwin, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Corporate Development, Retirement Living TV
Blake Battaglia, Principal, ABRY Partners
Jeffrey A. Brandon, Managing Director, Waller Capital Partners
Ben Colabrese, Vice President, Corporate Development, Rogers Communications, Inc.
Anthony DiClemente, Analyst, Barclays Capital
Macelon D'Sa, Senior Vice President, Ad Revenue Planning and Analysis, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Michael Finn, Vice President of Advertising Sales, DISH Network
Robin Flynn, Senior Analyst and Associate Director, SNL Kagan
Joan Gillman, Executive Vice President, President, Media Sales, Time Warner Cable, Inc.
David Granville-Smith, Managing Director and Head of Media Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
Edward T. Holleran, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic Broadband, Inc.
Sam Howe, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Time Warner Cable
Patrick Knorr, CEO, Knorr Solutions (former COO, Sunflower Broadband)
William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Earle MacKenzie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Shentel
Kyle McSlarrow, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
Craig Moffett, Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein and Co., Inc.
Ian Olgeirson, Senior Analyst, SNL Kagan
Mark Piesanen, Director of Strategic Partner Development – Television, Google
David Porter, Vice President, Marketing and New Media, Cox Communications, Inc.
Bret Richter, Senior Vice President, Financial Strategy and Development, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Sean Riley, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Fox Networks
Marci Ryvicker, Director, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Michael Schwimmer, Chief Executive Officer, SiTV
Thomas C. Uger, Managing Director, Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts & Co.

About SNL Center for Financial Education
An affiliate of SNL Financial, SNL Center for Financial Education is the leading provider of sector-specific conferences and seminars for professionals focusing on the media, financial services, energy, and real estate sectors. More than 10,000 professionals have attended CFE events, including industry executives, investment bankers, securities analysts, asset managers, institutional investors, corporate development officers, investor relations professionals and industry regulators. For more information, visit:

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